Most successful home business owners will agree on one thing…
“To reach true success, you need to help others to become successful.”
To many this seams a little strange. Conventional thought would have you think that to reach your financial goals, one must work on activities that benefit yourself. That you should only focus on your own needs and the activities that directly affect your pocketbook.
I guess this kind of thinking originates from the corporate world.
You see in the land of “Cubicles”, you rarely see the case where helping your co-workers benefits you. In fact it’s the usually the opposite. In that type of competitive environment where everyone is stepping over each other for promotions, competing for raises and generally hoping their co-workers might actually fail so opportunities will open up.
Many home based bushiness are completely different. In the case of a networking business you can ONLY be successful if you help others to have success. Wow what a novel concept!
Let me put it another way…
Many people would love to make a six figure plus a year income. That comes to at least $10,000 a month. In order to make 10K a month you need to help 4 or 5 people make $2,000 a month. See how that works? In many cases you take the number of people and times it by the amount they are making..
Kind of cool right?
So here are a few specific things you can do to help others to be successful in a networking business an help others.
1. You can’t do it for them
No matter how hard you try, you won’t ever be able to make people take action. You won’t be able to do it form them so don’t even try. Sometimes you want others to be more successful more than they want it for themselves. Don’t try to force people or do work for them…it will never happen.
2. Don’t motivate people, instead inspire them
Motivation is an interesting thing. Many people think that you can say or do things that will get someone up off their rear ends and get to work. This is just not the case. You might be able to motivate someone with words for a temporary season but it usually doesn’t last. Motivation comes from within…and to be motivated one must first be inspired so to like the spark that will become a flame. Work on Inspiring people and helping them realize their true potential. Inspire people first and then get them into action. Action will bring success and will cause motivation which will then cause more action. Just remember that is all starts with inspiration.
3. Lead by example
If you want to help people you must be a leader. If you want to be a leader you must do what you ask others to do. You have to lead by example in order to help people. Don’t ever ask people to do something that you are not willing to do yourself. Only when you lead by example will you be able to empower people to change. Otherwise it’s all smoke and mirrors.
4. Forget about what you want
When you stop thinking about what you want and instead focus on the needs of others something magical happens… you end up getting what you want. It’s the same principle Zig Ziglar taught for years…. “You can have everything in life you want if you’ll only help enough other people get what they want.”
This can be hard and won’t happen over night. One of the ways to really do this is visualize. Write down the specific people are you are going to help and ask them what their dreams and goals are. Then focus on the right leadership and activities to help them get there.
Once you understand these principles and put them in to practice, your success will be directly proportionate to the others your help. It may be hard to see now but over time you will make a huge impact on the lives of others and a byproduct of doing this will help you to become more successful.